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Today I’m reviewing Project Almanac.

Short Synopsis:

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.**

Non-Spoiler Review:

Project Almanac is a decent time at the movies. You have laughs, some drama and time travel mixed up into a story surround smart high school kids. Beware of the found footage angle, it contains quite a bit of shaky camera.

 

I give this movie a 6.1 out of 10.

Check out down below for a spoiler review on Project Almanac. You’ve been warned.

 


** Warning, Possible Spoilers!!!! **

 

 

The Good:

  • The cast overall was a good fit for the movie. You notice that there are no big stars in the lineup but it’s alright. Each person plays their part and brings something interesting to the movie. They really gave the characters a few layers to them which play out in their time travel needs.
  • David’s opening was very cool. When you notice that he found a way to control the helicopter with his hands you’re amazed. It was probably one of the best openings for a young adult movie.
  • The science behind the movie sounds very plausible. The ripple effect was a nice touch to the movie. It gave a lot of consequences to the time travel of the group. It was very pleasing to see the concept of seeing your alternate self will erase your future self.

 

The Bad: 

The ending for this movie was weak. They spend the whole movie doing a decent job at telling the story then they tie the ending up with non-sense. It’s like if a football player is going for the game winning touchdown then fumbles it at the 5 yard line. You just sit there and shake your head at the ending.

DARPA just leaves a time machine in a house of one of the employees. You would think they should know of a machine like that has gone missing. This leads to another problem of having MIT hopeful, David, building this time machine. He’s smart but being able to figure out how to build the machine would take a couple of years at least.

Shaky camera for the win! Each time they time traveled the screen just became difficult to watch. Not everything needed a found footage angle. Then they had the nerve to watch videos of themselves while making a video, who does that? This was the biggest distraction from the movie. If they just kept to typical recording then it would make the movie a lot better.

 

The Hypothetical:

It would be a different movie if they got rid of the whole found footage angle. It just made the movie hard to watch after a while. The shaky camera was very distracting. I would have changed the ending of the movie too.

 

 

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